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Derived from the Old English word "geong" meaning "young." This surname was used as a descriptive name to distinguish father from son or to the younger of two relatives with the same first name (similar to "Jr." used in the USA as well as "Mac" in some Gaelic names. This has resulted in many disparate strands of Young genealogy. A personal name with the same meaning with the Gaelic Og or Oig. 'Young', English, Scottish, , and northern Irish: distinguishing name (Middle English Yunge, Yonge, 'Young.' In Middle English this name is often found with the Anglo-Norman French definite article, for example Robert le Yunge. Americanization of a cognate, equivalent, or like-sounding surname insome other language, notably German Jung and Junk,Dutch (De) Jong(h) and Jong, as well as the French Lejeune and LaJeunesse and assimilated form of French Dion or Guyon.

In Scotland the earliest documented occurence of the name was a John Young in Dingwall who witnessed a chareter by the Early of Ross in 1342 and a Symone Yong was a burgess of Elgin in Moray around the smae time. Alexander Young was a chaplain to the House of the Holy Trinity in 1439. Peter Young was tutor to James VI [Scotland] / James I [England].


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"Young Surname Facts." Clan Young Society, Inc. [http://www.clanyoungsociety.com/dna-project.html]. 2013. web.
# 4 - Clan Young - 12/04/2013 - 22:11 - - - Scotland

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